There are so many events, fundraisers, and family gatherings for most of us lately. Gifts to give, charities to support, parties to chip in for…time and money is tied up for the next month or so. As fun as it all can be, it’s exhausting and can be draining.
Will there ever be a universe where you please everyone in your choices of how to spend your time and money?
Are there opportunities for you to step back and decline some invitations and offers for the sake of your own sanity and happiness?
Chances are, yes.
You can do your best but will never please everyone. When you do what is best for you, you’re at least taking care of one person’s needs in the best way possible.
“No” is not an insult, a dig, or a symbol of apathy. It is simply a boundary and is often the best kind of self care you can practice.